Monday, March 31, 2014

Book Spotlight: Unforseen (A Kingdom Keepers Novella)


Today's spotlight is on a series that's new to me, but definitely on my radar now! The Kingdom Keepers series, by Ridley Pearson, centers on Disneyland. I ask you, what could be a better setting for a book filled with magic and intrigue?

There are quite a few books out in this series so far, but I'm here to spotlight a novella in particular. Whether you've started this series or not, it still reads as a standalone.

Fairlies Amanda and Jess have won the hearts of Kingdom Keepers fans. Over the years, they’ve protected and supported the five Disney guides with their paranormal abilities. Now for the first time, author Ridley Pearson focuses on the “fairly human” girls, taking us inside Jess’s mind as she and Amanda embark on a journey to unravel her latest prophetic dream.

Jessica’s “gift” to dream of future events is both a blessing and a curse—the same visions that have saved countless lives are pure torment for her. Trapped in a body with a mind that has a mind of its own, Jess is condemned to see things she would often rather not.

Picking up after Kingdom Keepers VI—Dark Passage and leading up to Book VII—The Insider, Unforeseen opens with Jess dreaming of “cracks” in Disneyland. Is this vision something that will consume and destroy her friends, the Kingdom Keepers?

Jess sets out to find answers, embarking on her own nighttime adventure inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. There, she encounters an old man with secrets, a young Imagineer-in-training whose future Jess wants to see, and a treasured wonderland about to shatter.

Sometimes, the Unforeseen is better left unknown.

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To celebrate, I've been asked to share a favorite Disney memory from my childhood!

It took me a while to think of a memory to share with you all, but I thought of one that might make you all "awww....". So, away we go!

When I was in high school, I was part of the marching band. One of the things we looked forward to most during the year was heading to Disneyland for the yearly parade! I can't remember exactly what the parade was in honor of, but it happened every year and every year we marched. One year, in the adorably awkward phase of being a young teen, I had a crush on one of my band mates. My friends managed to make us sit together on The Haunted Mansion and... well... I had my very first kiss. Ever.

*cue the aw track*

So there you have it. That's my favorite memory!

I'll stop talking about myself now and get back to the book. Check out the book trailer below, and don't forget to add Unforseen to your reading list! These books made it onto my list, and I can't wait to get a taste with this novella. Happy reading!

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About Ridley Pearson: Ridley Pearson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 48 novels, divided almost equally between suspense and young adult adventure. Over the years, his work has been published in two dozen languages, and has been adapted by network television and for the Broadway stage.

His research has spanned the globe and included everything from the engine room of a cruise liner, to a nighttime visit to Walt Disney World’s It’s A Small World ride, to a locked-room visit with inmates at a prison for the criminally insane. The real life aftereffects of this research have at various times helped authorities solve a trio of homicides and briefly made Ridley a silent contributor to an FBI task force charged with the manhunt for the Washington D.C. sniper.

An acknowledged workaholic, Ridley’s hobbies include playing in a rock band comprised of other bestselling writers, snowboarding, and scaling the occasional 200-foot tree. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Midwest.


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